Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
have two takes on the battle for north carolina. jeffrey brown reports on the tightening presidential contest. >> brown: barack obama won this state in 2008 by the slimmest of margins ith lp from a large african-american turnout. four years later in a down economy it looks like his challenge will be even greater. >> woodruff: and we talk with national public radio's greg allen. he focuses on the outreach to hispanics in the tar heel state. >> ifill: then margaret warner updates the investigation into the assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> woodruff: we look at new findings showing australia's great barrier reef has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. >> ifill: and we close with snapshots of three of this year's macarthur genius award winners, each with a unique view of war. >> people tend to look at the military, they tend to look at war and they tend to look at conflict as something very black and white. it's not like that at all. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: creating new enriching
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
what they are really getting themselves into. i tell them this is the new wild west. >> brown: on the "daily download," we examine how the candidates are using video games to push early voting. >> woodruff: and regular pro referees are back on the football field tonight after three weeks of questionable calls by replacements. we talk to npr's mike pesca about the deal struck with the nfl. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: israel's prime minister warned again today that iran is well on its way to creatg a nuclear weapon and said the world needs to act.
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
decision. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, marcia coyle of the "national law journal" walks us through a term that will tackle affirmative action, and may decide disputes over same-sex marriage and civil rights law. >> woodruff: then we turn to the presidential campaign and the analysis of stuart rothenberg and susan page as the candidates fine tune their messages days before the first debate. >> brown: we zero in on one issue confronting the candidates. hari sreenivasan reports on the safety net program known as medicaid. >> anyone of us at an advanced age really is just one fall away from a broken hip that could end you up in a nursing home. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks with author hedrick smith. his new book explores the dismantling of the american dream for the middle class. >> brown: and we look at oppression and empowerment for women around the world, with journalists and filmmakers nicholas kristof and sheryl wudunn. >> once you give a woman education and a chance to work, she can astound you. >> woodruff: that's all
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: at the united nations, israel's prime minister urged world leaders to draw a clear red line and stop iran's nuclear program. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get two views of benjamin netanyahu's speech in which he warned that tehran could be capable of making an atomic weapon next year. >> brown: then, was the attack on the u.s. mission in libya the work of al qaeda? we take a look.
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
wiggly, brown fibers that are growing and restoring that area of the brain that is affected by parkinson's disease. >> narrator: by way of comparison, here's the same section of the brain from a parkinson's patient who did not have a transplant. here, there's no evidence of brain cell activity at all. there's nothing going on there. >> yeah, there's nothing going on. >> narrator: the microscopic evidence is compelling, but the evidence in person is stunning. here's peter sauer at the age of 65, as seen without medication prior to his transplant. and here's peter sauer, age 72, without medication today. >> you look really fantastic, peter. >> i don't know what to say. i feel fantastic. i turned out to be the wunderkind. i don't know why that is. >> today i see a man who is full of life and energy. i'actually have a hard time keeping up with peter. when i see things like that, and i remember the way patients were before the surgery, it's like witnessing a miracle, because you see they really do have their lives back. it's quite something to witness. >> narrator: but for people wi
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
election defeat the labor party in 2010, we were two brothers in the cab met together under gordon brown, and in the end it is better to just let people state their views and say what they want and a party can decide, and that is what has happened. i think it is important obviously that he has the freedom to lead the party as he wants, and that is why i say, you said i am not on the front line. i put it i am not on the front bench but the front line at the grass roots. >> in the battle of ideas. >> yes, i think that is important. >> so when you look at the government in power, the tori government of david cameron, how are they doing? >> well, the buying test, is an economic test, and by their own light they are failing it, britain is in double dip recession. >> too much austerity. >> yes, basically we are in a balance sheet recession. the private sector is deleveraging hard, export markets are really pretty slack, and for government to withdraw support from the economy as the tories have done since 2010 has really been a recipe for a double dip recession and sure enough we have got one.
Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
those little clubs that i found that. and then when i went to do bubbling brown sugar, theater, because i was directed for the first time, and told, "here, sound like this at this time, and look this way while you're doing it," that direction took me far and away from my contemporaries, because they learned on the fly. i was directed. so i was able to add that to what i had learned on the fly. and it just made me come out of that being a completely different kind of singer and performer. >> hinojosa: so when you look out into your audience, who do you see now? who is the audience of bettye lavette? >> well, in the last eight years it has changed tremendously. it was conscientious whites who had become rhythm and blues icionados, and hd onto that '60s and '70s part of my career. and then when i finally, eight years ago, got a booking agent, they allowed me to be my own ambassador. i always felt that i could entertain people, and if they heard me, i'd get another gig. but i had long given up the "if they hear me i'll become a star." but i knew if they heard me they'd hire me agai
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
people outside the state. he ran a very down-home campaign. >> this is my lunch. i pack a brown bag each day so i can save some money to spend on the more important things in life like sending my kids to college. >> nichols says that despite the folksy image, in the years leading up to walker's 2010 campaign, he had become a master political fundraiser. >> and he began to forge incredibly close ties with a lot of corporate interests that he had first been introduced to in alec, individuals and groups like the koch brothers. >> david and charles koch, the billionaire businessmen behind a vast industrial empire are also political activists with an agenda. their companies and foundations have been alec members and funders for years. >> the koch brothers were among the two or three largest contributors to scott walker's campaign for governor of wisconsin. and the koch brothers get that if you really want to influence the politics of this country, you don't jt give money to presidential campaigns. you don't just give money to congressional campaign committees. the smart ones, the smart p
Sep 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
sherrod brown in ohio and supporting his challenger josh mandel. >>> young sherrod brown voted more for ohio. today's sherrod brown? he just votes the party line. >>> and josh mandel got ohio's credit rating upgraded at the same time sherrod brown's congress got america's credit rating downgraded. josh mandel, protecting tax payers. >>> but the so-called government integrity fund, according to propublica, that's an investigative journalist organization, is shrouded in mystery. it isn't required to reveal donors. the only contact information is a p.o. box. but no one answers their questions and they don't have to do so, do they? >> you know, these groups have great names. >> yeah. >> they all come up with the -- and it sounds like mom and apple pie, but more importantly, it's designed to tell you nothing. if it was a group that at least said, "the coal company's organization," you would know where they were coming from. we don't know anything about this. and you're right, they don't have to tell us. one of the things that i discovered in doing my research for the colbert show, is the
Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
: when the video was being made, john hopkins principal barry brown was one of the first subjects to be interviewed. he says his middle schooler's have been so professional, he first thought adults were doing most of the work. >> i think my first take i made them stop. my first interview, i had some kids come in and, i mean, i had to pull data. and i was like, "guys, who wrote these questions?" and they were looking at each other, and finally one of the kids was like, "i did." >> suarez: for de'qonton, who wants be a fire fighter and a photographer when he grows up, journalism has given him a reason to stay in school. >> if i didn't have a camera i would probably be led up with the wrong people and doing the wrong stuff, and i wouldn't probably make it to college. >> suarez: and as for his video, which drew attention from local media outlets and is now gaining national exposure, de'qonton says there is one person in particular he's hoping will watch it. >> i want the president to see what i could do and see what young kids, young black american kids. and i want them to know that some